New project: Space Conquerors Park in Saratov, Russia
27-02-2020

On the 21st February, West 8 was announced as member of the design team for Space Conquerors Memorial Park, in Saratov, Russia. The announcement was made in the presence of West 8 director Martin Biewenga, Chairman of the State Duma and Russian politician Vyacheslav Volodin, and the Head of the Culture and Urban Development Center at Moscow State University, Sergei Kapkov.

The announcement was made at an event organized by the Saratov State Technical University. 

West 8, with a large team of collaborators, is in the process of designing the memorial park as a celebration of the landing place of Yuri Gagarin, the first human to make a journey into space. The park will also commemorate the achievements of past, present and future Russian cosmonauts.

After the announcement, Martin Biewenga presented a lecture to the students of Saratov State Technical University, introducing the work of West 8 and the firm's masterplanning and urban design experience.

More information of the Space Conquerors Park and Yuri Gagarin Memorial will be announced later this year, with the opening due in 2021.

  • Martin Biewenga presenting to local press - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical UniversityMartin Biewenga presenting to local press - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical University
  • Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical UniversityPhotographs provided by Saratov State Technical University
  • The Chairman of the Sate Duma, Russian Politician Vyacheslav Volodin, presenting the project - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical UniversityThe Chairman of the Sate Duma, Russian Politician Vyacheslav Volodin, presenting the project - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical University
  • the Head of the Culture and Urban Development Center at Moscow State University, Sergei Kapkov, speaking to the local press - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical University

the Head of the Culture and Urban Development Center at Moscow State University, Sergei Kapkov, speaking to the local press - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical University
  • Martin Biewenga presenting to Students - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical UniversityMartin Biewenga presenting to Students - Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical University
  • Photographs provided by Saratov State Technical UniversityPhotographs provided by Saratov State Technical University